A Goshen teen injured in a crash Friday night remains hospitalized in Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
Hospital staff said Wednesday the condition for Dustin Schwartz, 16, has been upgraded to good. Schwartz was initially listed in critical condition.
The crash occurred around 10:35 p.m. on C.R. 36 east of C.R. 37. Police said Schwartz was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition and tried to pass a horse and buggy. The animal was spooked, police reported, and Schwartz swerved to miss the horse and buggy and lost control of the vehicle.
The Expedition went off the south side of C.R. 36 and into mud. The vehicle traveled back across C.R. 36 and went off the north side of the road, striking a mailbox, telephone box and ditch. The Expedition overturned, and Schwartz was ejected and struck a small tree. He suffered head trauma and a head laceration.
A passenger in the automobile, Luke Beechy, 16, Topeka, suffered chest and leg pain as a result of the crash and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.
Schwartz was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, police reported.
Burn victim incritical condition
A man burned in a car fire in Goshen last month remains hospitalized in Fort Wayne’s St. Joseph Hospital.
William J. Tully was listed in critical but stable condition at the hospital Wednesday.
Tully was in a vehicle that caught fire in the Linway Plaza parking lot March 19.
Police arrestrobbery suspect
A man wanted for armed robbery in Florida was arrested in Noble County Tuesday, police reported.
Taken into custody was Jorge A. Castillo, 19, Lincolnway West, Ligonier.
Noble County police reported that on March 25, a Hispanic male fled on foot from a Ligonier police officer on a traffic stop, and as he ran he inadvertently dropped his wallet. The wallet contained some identification, police reported, but investigators determined the identification was counterfeit and the man who fled was actually Castillo. The investigation also revealed that Castillo had an active warrant for his arrest out of Sarasota, Fla., for armed robbery.